05 July 2021
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VinFast chooses Böllhoff riveting for carbodies

Vietnam’s first domestic car brand, VinFast, is using Böllhoff RIVSET Automation EH self-pierce riveting systems in the production of carbodies for its Lux models, amongst others.

As part of a public tender, the Italian company Pininfarina received the multi-million dollar contract to create the design for a Sedan and an SUV. At the same time, Vingroup acquired the rights to use the production technology of the German BMW Group. Thus, two new models with four‑cylinder engines came into existence in Vietnam: the SUV Lux 2.0 and the Lux A 2.0 Sedan. The SUV is based on the BMW X5 produced until 2013 and the Sedan on the BMW 5 Series built from 2010 to 2017.

The rivet pierces the upper layers of the material and spreads under the influence of a die positioned below the lower material. Since the lower layer is not pierced, the resulting joint is localised and impervious to gas and liquid. With RIVSET, mixed materials and high-strength steels can be joined within minimal process times. Due to its modular design, the corresponding RIVSET Automation EH processing system is ideally made for large-scale production. No pre-drilling is required.

Böllhoff is supporting production together with the newly-established joint venture Bollhoff Vietnam.

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